Stinson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

"This scripture name, like many others, was not introduced here until the Norman Conquest, after which we find it in the form of Fitz-Stephen. It occupies a large place among our surnames in the usual genitive forms of Stephens. Stevens, Steevens, Stephenson, Stevenson, &c. A nicked or abbreviated form furnishes us with our Steen, Steenson, Stimson, Stimpson, Stinson, Stibbs: perhaps also Stubbs, Steff, Stiff, and Stennett. Tiffany and Tiffin, from Stephanus, belong to the same category." [1]

"This name was introduced into Britain by the Normans, with whom it was a favorite. Although found occasionally in England before 1066 its use then was due really to Christian tradition, Stephen (Stephanos) having been the first Christian martyr after Christ." [2]

Early Origins of the Stinson family

The surname Stinson was first found in Essex where Adam Steveneson was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. Later, John Stephenson was listed at Whitby, Yorkshire in 1395. [3]

"The present family of Stimpson may possess an ancestor in John Stimpson, who lived at Burston, in Diss, in 1742." [4]

Early History of the Stinson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stinson research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1296, 1764, 1455, 1552, 1624, 1552, 1581, 1581, 1583, 1583, 1584, 1584, 1585, 1654, 1685, 1742, 1833, 1742 and are included under the topic Early Stinson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stinson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stevenson, Stephenson, Stephinson, Stevenston, Steenson, Stenson, Steinson and many more.

Early Notables of the Stinson family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Thomas Stephenson (1552-1624), English Jesuit, born in 1552 of Catholic parents at Windlestone in the parish of St. Andrews, Auckland, Durham. He studied his humanities in England, and went through the higher course at the English College of Douay, then temporarily settled at Rheims, where he arrived on 22 June 1581. He was ordained priest there on 21 Dec. 1581, and was sent to the English mission on 13 April...
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stinson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stinson Ranking

In the United States, the name Stinson is the 1,048th most popular surname with an estimated 27,357 people with that name. [5]

Ireland Migration of the Stinson family to Ireland

Some of the Stinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 160 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stinson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mary Stinson, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [6]
Stinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Stinson, who landed in New England in 1751 [6]
  • Ellaner Stinson, who landed in South Carolina in 1772 [6]
  • Ellen Stinson, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772 [6]
  • James Stinson, who landed in South Carolina in 1772 [6]
Stinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Stinson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828 [6]
  • David, Hugh, James, John, Robert, Thomas and William Stinson, who all, who arrived in Pennsylvania from 1844 to 1857
  • David Stinson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [6]
  • B Stinson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [6]
  • M Stinson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Stinson migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stinson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Sarah Stinson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Susanah Stinson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. David Stinson U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [7]
  • Private. James Stinson U.E. (b. 1748) who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 married to Margaret [7]
  • Mr. John Stinson U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Stinson migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Matthew Stinson, British Convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for life, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [8]
  • Charles Stinson, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"

New Zealand Stinson migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Stinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Benjamin Stinson, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Mary A. Stinson, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Edward Stinson, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Mr. James Stinson, (b. 1850), aged 25, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Helen Denny" arriving in Hawkes Bay, Napier, North Island, New Zealand on 20th September 1875 [9]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stinson (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Eugene "Tommy" Stinson (b. 1966), American bassist, currently a member of Guns N' Roses
  • Katherine Stinson (1891-1977), fourth woman in the United States to obtain a pilot's certificate, inspiration of the Stinson Aircraft Company
  • Harry Edward Stinson (1898-1975), American sculptor
  • Robert Neil "Bob" Stinson (1959-1995), founding member and lead guitarist for the American rock band The Replacements
  • Homer D. Stinson, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940 [10]
  • Dean K. Stinson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956 [10]
  • Charles H. Stinson, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 5th District, 1868-70 [10]
  • Bill Stinson, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives 63rd District, 2012 [10]
  • Ben Stinson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1932 [10]
  • Ben Stinson, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Evansville, Indiana, 1853-57 [10]
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Stinson +

  • A History of the Stinson Family: in Scotland, Northern Ireland, New Hampshire and Illinois by William S. Stinson.
  • Our Stinson's (sic) by Ulery Stinson.
  • The Stinson Family by Leroy David Lillie.

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  5. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  7. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  8. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 13th August 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/earl-cornwallis
  9. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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